2021 AUCD Board Elections: Official Ballot

Voting Deadline: October 25

October 1, 2021

Dear UCEDD, LEND, and IDDRC Directors,

The Board Nominating Committee is pleased to present a slate of nominees for the below open Board positions:

Positions up for election

  • Two (2) At-Large positions
  • One (1) Council on Research and Evaluation Chair position
  • One (1) Multicultural Council Chair position

How does voting work?

The slate below is divided into sections for each type of position with the candidates and their information under that section.

Before voting, we ask you to

  1. View the statements of each candidate for each position.
  2. Connect with your Council representatives if you have questions about the Council candidates.

When accessing the survey monkey to vote via the Submit Now button below, each LEND, UCEDD, and IDDRC may vote once for their top candidate(s) to fill any open position(s). If you lead more than one center or program (i.e. both a UCEDD and a LEND) you can vote once for each one you represent, but you must do a separate survey for each. (More instructions are in the survey monkey ballot.)

Deadline to vote is 11:59 pm EST, Monday, October 25, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Jen Tuell at [email protected].

With thanks,

Martin Blair, chair, AUCD Board Nominating Committee

 


 

Ballots must be received by 11:59 pm EST, Monday, October 25, 2021.

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The CANDIDATES

Below is a vision statement and picture for each candidate for the 2021 AUCD Board of Directors. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order under the position they are applying for.

 

 AUCD At-Large Position Candidates

 Two (2) open positions and three candidates running. Members will vote for their top two candidates.

Carol Britton Laws

Ilka Riddle Michael Thornton

Headshot of Carol Britton Laws

 

Headshot of Ilka Riddle

Headshot of Michael Thornton

University of Georgia, UCEDD

Center Position: Training Director, Institute on Human Development and Disability

Total Years Employed/Active in an AUCD Member Organization: 16

PDF icon Vision Statement

 

Cincinatti Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati, UCEDD

Center Position: Director, University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Total Years Employed/Active in an AUCD Member Organization: 15

PDF icon Vision Statement

Arkansas LEND

Center Position: Self-Advocate Discipline Coordinator

Total Years Employed/Active in an AUCD Member Organization: 6

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 AUCD Multicultural Council (MCC) Candidate

 One (1) open position and one candidate running. Members will vote Yes or No for this candidate.

Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg



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Mailman Center for Child Development, LEND

Center Position: Program Manager

Total Years Employed/Active in an AUCD Member Organization: 6 years

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 AUCD Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) Candidate

 One (1) open position and one candidate running. Members will vote Yes or No for this candidate.

Rodney Samaco



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Baylor College of Medicine, IDDRC

Center Position: Co-Director

Total Years Employed/Active in an AUCD Member Organization: 17 years

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Official BALLOT

Ballots must be received by 11:59 pm EST, Monday, October 25, 2021.

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